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What is the per capita consumption of fish/seafood?
Per Capita Fish Consumption in United States 2001-2005*
||Consumption (in lbs.)||% Change|
* National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
**H.M. Johnson &Associates, Pg. 91
*Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
|Seafood Type, Per Capita Consumption (in lbs.)***||Omega-3s per 3-oz. Serving (in grams)**|
|Canned Tuna: 3.3
**Data from the American Heart Association
***Data from the National Marine isheries Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
|Country||Estimated Live Weight Equivalent (lbs.)
||Population of Country|
There is the potential for a 23-32 million metric ton increase in supply required by 2020.
H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 8
The key species of aquaculture remain Tialpia, Shrimp, Salmon/Trout, and various carps. Production through aquaculture has also increased.
|Species||Weight (thousand metric tons)
|1.||Pacific cupped oyster
|5.||Japanese carpet shell
H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 6
|Country||Value (in millions)
U.S. Seafood Import Trade Partners for 2004
|Country||Value (in millions)
|Pinnacle Foods Group
|Colorado Boxed Beef
|Aqua Star Inc.
|High Liner Foods
|National Fish & Seafood
H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 94
||Number of Outlets
||Est. Sales ($ Million)
|Red Lobster (Darden Rest. Group)
|Landry’s/Joe’s Crab Shack/Chart House||300 +||$1,168.0|
|Long John Silvers (Yum Brands)||1,200||$800.0|
|Captain D’s Seafood||560||$506|
|McCormick & Schmick’s||57||$238|
|Bonefish Grill (Outback Steakhouse, Inc.)||63||$203.0|
|McGrath's Fish House||17||$68.0|
|Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.||20||$65.0|
|Rockfish Seafood Grill||25||$50.0(est)|
H.M. Johnson & Associates, Pg. 98
|Country||Aquaculture (metric tons)||Wild (metric tons)||Total (metric tons)|
|The United States
|| Percent of Item
|Reduced to Meal and Oil
NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 52
|Region||Catch (thousand lbs.)||Worth (thousand dollars)|
| South Atlantic
| Great Lakes
NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 6
|Year||Civilian Resident Population (million)||Fresh and Frozen||Canned||Cured||Total|
NOAA Fisheries Statistics, Pg. 90
No, their brains are too small. According to research from Dr. James Rose at the University of Wyoming, "Fish do not have the brain development that is necessary for the psychological experience of pain or any other type of awareness." For more information, visit: http://www.cotrout.org/do_fish_feel_pain.htm.
The Lobster Institute has received many inquiries about whether boiling lobsters is humane. Being concerned about this important question, researchers conducted experiments and studied the lobster's nervous system. The nervous system of a lobster is very simple – not unlike that of an insect. Neither insects nor lobsters have brains. For an organism to perceive pain it must have a more complex nervous system. Neurophysiologists tell us that lobsters, like insects, do not process pain.